Art is essentially a spiritual pursuit. You put your own ego in the service of the world spirit. The spirit of the time you live in.
I told myself, what ever you think it is people want, do the opposite. Whatever you do as an artist, do it too much, make art thats too big, too personal, too violent, too sexual, too bereaved… just too much, always.
I never try to finish a painting. I never try to make a good painting. It’s ok to paint more. It’s ok to go deeper. It’s better to try to make a bad painting than to try to make a good painting. A painting can almost always be sufficiently bad, but nothing can ever really be good enough to express how beautiful, sad, horrifying, funny, sweet, hopeless… it all is. You can only hope to get close to that by going around the back.
1992 BFA, University of Buffalo
1994 MFA, Yale University School of Art
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Yale University School of Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut
John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Space Gallery, Portland Maine
Art House, Jersey City, New Jersey
Noyse Museum of Art, Stockton University, Galloway Township, New Jersey
1995-1999 Lecturer, Yale University School of Art